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Obituary: Ruckhaber, Wayne D.

Sun., Sept. 16, 2012

(Age 83)

Wayne Ruckhaber, of Spokane, passed away September 7, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Nancy, brother Dave (Betty) Ruckhaber, children Tom (Pam) Ruckhaber, Jaynee (Joe) Burks, Jill Ruckhaber, Paul (Natalie) Ruckhaber, Missy (Mike) Gainer, eleven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren who were the lights of his life, plus nieces, nephews, and many many friends.

Wayne was a humble man who loved his family and they knew this by his actions.

He possessed a kind, tender heart and a mischievous sense of humor.

He made everyone around him laugh.

When dining out, he would always ask for a table “with a view of the falls” and gooseberry pie for dessert.

He retired after 23 years with URM Stores, but would still often reintroduce himself to family and friends with a smile as “Wayne Ruckhaber, URM Stores.”

He will be sorely missed.

A service honoring his memory will be held on September 22, 3:00 pm at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, 5100 West Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA.


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